Category Archives: agriculture

San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Editor’s note: Just days after the historic climate agreement was reached in Paris, the city of San Diego announced its own groundbreaking pledge to reduce its emissions by half and to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the next … Continue reading

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SUST Alumni Guest Post: Jordan Ewbank (BA ’15) Reflects on Summer Internship in Costa Rica

This alumni guest post is by Jordan Ewbank, a Sustainability Studies alum who graduated with honors in 2015 and was part of the SUST 390 Sustainable Campus Spring 2015 class that did the preliminary research for RU’s first STARS report. … Continue reading

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“World’s Largest Rooftop Farm” Opens on Chicago’s South Side

Gotham Greens, a New York-based urban agriculture pioneer, has expanded its territory to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the Chicagoland area. Operating from the rooftop of an existing manufacturing plant on the city’s south side, this innovative urban … Continue reading

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SUST Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm Planned for Sat, Oct. 24th

This semester’s SUST 230 Food online class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich, plans to head out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL next Saturday, October 24th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by Farmer John Peterson. Angelic Organics … Continue reading

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Big Workday on June 23 at the RU Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden

The Roosevelt University Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden is having a big workday next Tuesday, June 23rd, from 10am-2pm. The garden is located on the 5th floor of Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash, and is managed this summer by Rebecca Quesnell, … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New Rules for Protecting US Waters

From the Thursday 28 May 2015 online edition of the NY Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday [27 May 2015] announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the … Continue reading

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RU Community Garden Plots Still Available for 2015

The RUrbanPioneers Community Garden at Roosevelt University​’s Schaumburg Campus has 7 garden plots still available for the 2015 growing season. Please contact RU Environmental Sustainability Associate (and Garden Manager) Mary Rasic (mrasic02@roosevelt.edu) if you want to claim one of these … Continue reading

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